Follow-up to my recommendation of The Administration.
The following is part of another Administration novel, Good Citizens. This is set in the Administration, but has an entirely new cast of characters, taking the spotlight away from the corporate world, and the offices and I&I, and turning it onto citizens at the other end of the Administration’s social scale. There is no guarantee it will be finished, and may be revised or removed at any timeâ€”read at your own risk. At the moment I’m not working on any Administration stories, so Good Citizens is unlikely to be finished in the forseeable future.
Even though it isn’t and may never be finished, Good Citizens is an incredible read. When I read The Administration, I had a hard time really feeling the resister point of view. I understood it intellectually, but not viscerally.
But now I get it.
I fervently wish to see this story finished, although I’m afraid it probably won’t be. It hasn’t been updated since late 2003, anyway, so don’t look forward to new material anytime soon.
ETA: Seems to have been removed from Manna’s site, although I couldn’t find anything there saying why.
ETA: Good Citizens is no longer available online. Manna has said that she’s done some work on it lately, so it may eventually be finished, and possibly published, along with the main Administration series.